On the 7th May 2023 Hour Hong- Kong SAR – Beijing time CNSA –China National Space Administration On May 7, the combination of the Long March 7 Yao 7 carrier rocket and 天舟六号the Advance cargo spacecraft was vertically transferred to the launch area. At present, the facilities and equipment at the Wenchang Space Launch Site, Hainan Province China, Peoples Republic of China.. Both vehicles are in good condition, and various functional inspections and joint tests before launch will be carried out as planned, and the launch is planned to be carried out in the near future.
At 8 o’clock in the morning Hong Kong SAR- Beijing time , the mobile launch platform carrying the combination of the Chang Zheng- Long March 7 Yao 7 carrier rocket and the Tianzhou 6 cargo spacecraft drove out of the final assembly and testing workshop and headed for the launch area.
The launch team accompanied the ship-arrow assembly to complete a transfer distance of about 3 kilometers. The preliminary calculation of the ignition time of the Long March 7 Yao 7 carrier rocket 天舟六号 cargo spacecraft is expected Hong Kong SAR- Beijing time on May 10th at 21:22:40 (±20s)]
The Long March 7 carrier rocket is a new generation of high-reliability, high-safety, green and pollution-free medium-sized carrier rocket in my country. It adopts a “two-and-a-half-stage” configuration, with a core stage diameter of 3.35 meters, bundled with 4 boosters, and a low-earth orbit carrying capacity. Up to 14 tons…..
Tianzhou-6 ship and arrow assembly transferred to the launch area] Jiang Zhou, commander of the structural system of the Long March 7 launch vehicle of the Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation: Our engine system has proposed a plan to enhance the structural reliability. This time It was used for the first time on our Chang Zheng-Long March 7 Yao 7 Carrier rocket. The process of our release has been reduced from 27 days to 25 days, mainly for the purpose of process optimization through the combination of some tests and the parallel operation of the process…. Since its first flight in 2016, the Long March-7 carrier rocket has carried out five Tianzhou series cargo spacecraft launch missions, with a success rate of 100%. The test and launch process of the Long March 7 Yao 7 rocket was shortened from 27 days to 25 days! The first improved Tianzhou cargo ship 天舟六号 Tianzhou 5 has a total length of 10.6m and a total weight of 13.5t. The internal effective loading volume has increased by about 20% compared with the previous one. The cargo capacity has increased from 6.9t to 7.4t, and it carries 1.75t Propellant (approximately 700kg is used for refilling), transporting goods including clothing, food, drinking water, etc., including approximately 70kg of fresh fruit (approximately twice that of Tianzhou-5)Images and visuals are from their Respectives CMS China Manned SpaceCNSA-China National Space Administration